Steroid Cell Tumor of the Ovary in an Adolescent: A Rare Case Report

BOYRAZ G. , Selcuk I., Yusifli Z., USUBÜTÜN A. , Gunalpl S.

CASE REPORTS IN MEDICINE, 2013 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1155/2013/527698


Steroid cell tumors (SCTs) of the ovary are a rare subgroup of sex cord tumors, account for less than 0.1% of all ovarian tumors, and also will present at any age. These tumors can produce steroids, especially testosterone, and may give symptoms like hirsutism, hair loss, amenorrhea, or oligomenorrhea. For the evaluation of androgen excess, testosterone and dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEA-S) are the first laboratory tests to bemeasured. A pelvic ultrasound and amagnetic resonance imaging are useful radiologic imaging techniques. Although steroid cell tumors are generally benign, there is a risk of malignant transformation and clinical malignant formation. Surgery is the most important and hallmark treatment.